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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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Why we think it's Essential - Witty, finely-crafted, and meant to be heard, Bossypants is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. Tina Fey knows how to deliver a good punch-line – and does so hilariously throughout her memoir. Her self-deprecating humor shines through, and this half-memoir, half-stand-up routine left me laughing for all in the subway car to hear. From her days in the Second City comedy troupe, to Saturday Night Live, to Hollywood, Fey's stories and memories will leave you in stitches. —Jess

Publisher's Summary

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin", Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both of those dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Includes special, never-before-solicited opinions on breastfeeding, princesses, Photoshop, the electoral process, and Italian rum cake!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)

"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)

"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny - oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)

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    Timothy United States 04-25-13
    Timothy United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A different book for me"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    The frank hilarious stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Again, the frank hilarious stories.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, first time.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Umm... add the fortune cookie phrase... "in Bed"?


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was a great book. Usually I am a fiction fan, but occasionally listen to a bio. Very funny. Some good life lessons. I am not going to go so far as to say it was life changing and inspirational. But it made me happy. Everyday I listened to it.

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    Caroline Walnut Creek, CA, United States 04-21-13
    Caroline Walnut Creek, CA, United States 04-21-13 Member Since 2006
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    "This is hysterical and interesting !"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this audiobook. It was really interesting to hear how Tina Fey came to be ... Tina today. A true feminist and a woman who likes and knows how to empower women.


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    M. Pack Albuquerque, NM United States 04-20-13
    M. Pack Albuquerque, NM United States 04-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious!"

    I loved this book. It made the 12 hour drive from San Antonio, TX to Albuquerque, NM fly by.

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    Peter Santucci Lebanon, OR United States 04-19-13
    Peter Santucci Lebanon, OR United States 04-19-13
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    "Intelligently hilarious"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Tina Fey's autobiography ranks as the funniest of the audiobooks that I've listened to so far. But what's so great about it is that she loses none of her humor with her self-reflection while not losing any of her self-reflection with her humor. It's al there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved her analysis of Alec Baldwin and of her own father and how these strong men shape the world they live in simply by their presence in it.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She is so easy and enjoyable to listen to. I'd sit in the car and continue listening after I'd arrived at my destination.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved her lists of the things that she'd learned from this or that person or situation. Her analysis of how SNL works is actually solid leadership material.

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    Jim Betinol El Segundo 04-19-13
    Jim Betinol El Segundo 04-19-13
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    "Love it!!"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The prayer for her daughter was my favorite. I actually replayed this portion multiple times.


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    miles rose lake, fl, United States 04-18-13
    miles rose lake, fl, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "girl book"

    Whats the deal with the scar on her face, now i want to see it? ill show mine

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    Theresa Yardville, NJ, United States 04-16-13
    Theresa Yardville, NJ, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another reason to love Tina Fey- GIRL POWER!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina knows how to tell a funny story; she has proven that time and time again. She has a great sense of humor and I appreciate her funny world view. Not to mention, some of the stories described familiar places (I've climbed Old Rag). I did always wonder about her scar so I was relieved she answered that question. I have been getting her confused with Marla Hanson for years because of it. And she tells that story like it's no big thing, so again I say GIRL POWER!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    I loved the Oprah story. Who wouldn't? I mean, I loved 30 Rock and when that episode aired I remembered being excited for Tina- which as I write this sounds creepy and stalkerish but let's face it, if you are in close quarters with Oprah, you are doing something right.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any other books; only watched her on SNL and 30 Rock. She was awesome. Did I mention - GIRL POWER!?


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Only morons think women aren't funny.


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    Carla United States 04-15-13
    Carla United States 04-15-13 Member Since 2011

    milhone

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    "Great book both for humor and management insight"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    What did you like best about this story?

    Anyone who is a fan of SNL or 30 Rock knows that Tina Fey in entertaining. However, this book provides not only entertainment but a few excellent nuggets of management insight. Tina is everything you imagine her to be - she's not Liz Lemon, but her attitudes and humor are down-to-earth.


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    Heather S. West Springfield, MA USA 04-13-13
    Heather S. West Springfield, MA USA 04-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny and inspiring"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    I loved this book. I think Tina Fey is terrific and very funny, but didn't know that much about her. This is about her but also gives you a really great perspective on being a successful woman in a man's world. I learned a lot.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    She really reads it well, with a natural rhythm


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it was also great for short trips in the car because you could listen in bits and still get a lot out of it.


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    Nicole 04-12-13
    Nicole 04-12-13
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    "So funny. So worthwhile. No doubt best in audio!"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Captivating, insightful, truly entertaining, too.


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice, choice emphasis, a reality and grit to it!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely.


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